DWI/DUI

Experienced New York & New Jersey DUI Lawyers

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) charge can happen to anyone. All it takes is a mistake in judgment. These charges carry considerable penalties, so they should be taken seriously.

Even if it is your first offense, the consequences are significant. DWI charges may result in the loss of your driver's license, serious fines, having to put an interlock device in your car and the possibility of going to jail. A skilled Bergen County drunk driving defense lawyer from our firm can protect your rights and help minimize the consequences of the charges.

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, our Hackensack DUI lawyers represent people accused of DWI in northern New Jersey and the New York City metro area. We are experienced DUI/DWI defense attorneys and former prosecutors who have in-depth knowledge of the law and DUI procedures, including those relating to Breathalyzer testing and the Alcotest. We evaluate all of the police paperwork and can contact scientific experts to review your case. Contact us to discuss your drunk driving case in a free initial consultation.

About The Law On Drunk Driving

A blood alcohol level of .08 is the baseline for drunk driving cases in both New Jersey and New York. Anyone charged with a refusal to take a Breathalyzer or Alcotest may face the same serious consequences as a person charged with drunk driving.

In both states, the consequences increase with an arrest for a second or third DWI.

A second conviction may cause you to lose your driver's license for two years. You may spend some time in jail or in a treatment center. And for a third arrest, you could face a six-month minimum jail sentence and lose your license for 10 years.

Additionally, there is a new law that may require a person convicted of drunk driving to install an ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle. This device requires that the driver provides a breath sample in order for the vehicle to start.

For these reasons, it is critical to contact an experienced attorney — especially if you have been arrested for drunk driving before.

Bergen County DUI Lawyers

Our law firm also represents juveniles who have been charged with drinking and driving. Any amount of alcohol found in the blood of a minor is cause for a DWI arrest. Underage DWI penalties include driver's license suspension and fines. While the penalties may be somewhat different for minors, the charge is serious and can have long-term effects on a minor's life. We offer the aggressive defense they need to protect their rights and futures.

Contact A Bergen County Drunk Driving Defense Attorney | Se Habla Español

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, our Hackensack DWI attorneys use their experience to help you negotiate for reduced penalties or defend you at trial. To get started, contact us by calling 201-212-4532 or by completing our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation about your criminal defense. With offices in Hackensack, Wayne, and the Bronx, our DUI lawyers are here to help you.